Eye of the Beholder

…it’s OK — more than OK — to work for a politician or a cause that you feel will make the world better. What’s not OK is getting so wrapped up in your politician or your cause that you know yours is the one and only answer.

Have You No Sense of Decency, Sir?

We smirk at Trump now, but how can any one of us know when he’ll become a real threat, as McCarthy did? Maybe it’s time to take Trump seriously.

Compassion. Compassion. Compassion.

I know what will save me. I am on my way today to the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia, an open mosque whose name means Land of Migration.

Duck & Cover, Run-Hide-Fight

In A-bomb drills…all we did was line up, leave the classroom, and seat ourselves in orderly fashion along the walls of the corridors. I had no idea then, and still have no idea, how that would have helped us in a nuclear bombing.

Of Lunacy and Rabid Dogs

Originally posted on undercoverBAT's Blog:
?? “[The] idea that we should bring tens of thousands of Syrian Muslim refugees to America — it is nothing less than lunacy.” –Senator Ted Cruz M enters my classroom on the first day of school tall and quiet and skinny. His eyes carry a haunted expression.? M is…

Noble Truth and Terrorism

When the unthinkable happens, people go to great lengths to explain it in a way that fits their belief system.


What she taught me is that it is possible to make things change. She knew how to talk to power.

Regina and Beryl

Once again, hundreds of thousands of refugees, some in displaced persons camps, yearn for a home.